Pressed Sugar Cookies

Tis the season for cookies. Therese are “pressed” but not with a cookie press…just rather like peanut butter cookies with the fork tines.

2 cups all-purpose flour
¾ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup soft butter
½ cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 egg white beaten with 1 teaspoon cold water
Sift flour, measure, and resift 3 times with baking powder and salt. Cream butter well, blend in sugar, and add egg, beating vigorously until smooth and fluffy. Stir in flavorings, then add flour and mix well until smooth. Chill dough; then shape in walnut0size balls and press out flat with tines of fork. Brush cookies with egg white mixture and sprinkle with granulated sugar, crushed rock candy, or chopped nuts. Bake in a moderately hot oven (400° F.) for 10 minutes, or until delicately browned. Makes 2 to 3 dozen cookies. The Modern Family Cookbook


  1. Sounds good 🙂 I love the simplicity of sugar and butter cookies 😀

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